Scapula fractures

Peter A Cole, Brian W. Hill

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


WT is a 19-year-old male who presents to the emergency department via EMS complaining of severe shoulder pain after a high-speed motorcycle accident in which he was the helmeted driver. He denies any loss of consciousness. On primary survey, he demonstrates a GCS (Glascow Coma Score) of 15, a patent airway, and is hemodynamically stable. On secondary survey, he demonstrates severe pain with passive range of motion of the right shoulder, but his exam is otherwise negative.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOrthopedic Traumatology
Subtitle of host publicationAn Evidence-Based Approach
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781461435112
ISBN (Print)9781461435105
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013


  • Judet incision
  • Nonoperative management of scapula fracture
  • Surgical approach for scapula
  • Surgical treatment of scapula fracture

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